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Name: Belle Tout Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Eastbourne, , United Kingdom

Location: Sussex, southeast coast of England.


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Photo: John Mobbs
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Managing Organization:
Mark and Louise Roberts/Belle Tout Lighthouse

Contact Address Information:
Abbey Pynford, 2nd Floor, Hille House
132 St Albans Rd
Watford, Herts
United Kingdom

Notes:
This lighthouse was replaced by Beachy Head Light in 1902. It was badly damaged during WWII when it was used for bombing practice. It was moved back 70 feet from the eroding cliff in 1999. The Belle Tout Lighthouse was used as a location for the TV adaptation of Fay Weldon’s "Life and Loves of a She-Devil." As of May 2007, the property is for sale for £850,000.

Tower Height: 47

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1832

Date Present Tower Built: 1832

Tower Moved?
1999

Date Deactivated: 1902

Current Use: Privately owned.

Open To Public? No.

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